Behavior of Connection with Beam Bearing on Bottom Flange of Girder
An analytical investigation was conducted to study the behavior of a bottom flange bearing beam-to girder connection subjected to patch loading. This connection would be useful with deep deck (thickness greater than 3 in.) composite slabs as well as with commonly used deck where floor-to-floor height needs to be minimized. Five girder specimens were loaded until yielding during the initial phase of the research. The analysis section consists of the yield line theory and finite element study that were used to develop a model to predict the collapse loads of the girder sections. These results from the model were then compared to the experimental loads. A design procedure utilizing the proposed model and future work recommendations are then presented.
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